September 4 – Today’s Action & Updates

September 4, 2015

The Varsity and Jr. Varsity teams will start their regular season schedules today with away games at John Stark in Weare, New Hampshire. Both games start at 4:30pm.

Updates to the game schedules for Varsity and Jr. Varsity have been posted on their respective pages to the right. Changes involve home games on Friday September 11. Please note that additional changes to the game schedule are likely.

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August 30 – Rolling into the Season

August 30, 2015

As pre-season winds down and school starts – we’ll be moving into our regular schedules and games. Jr. Varsity and Varsity will open their seasons this Friday (9/4) away at John Stark – game times are 4:30pm. Reserve will open their season  next Tuesday (9/8) at home (Huntley Meadow) at 4:30pm vs. Mt. Royal Academy

Reserve

Monday and Tuesday 8/31, 9/1 – 4:15 to 5:45pm at Huntley Meadow.

Reserves’ regular practice time will be 4:15 to 5:45pm at Huntley Meadow. The school provides bus transportation to and from Huntley Meadow each day. The current Reserve Game Schedule is posted on the ‘Reserve’ page.

Jr. Varsity

Jr Varsity will train from 8:00 to 9:30am on Monday Aug 31 and Tuesday Sept 1 on the HHS Grass Field.

Once school begins (9/2), JV’s regular training times will be (be aware that changes will occur from time to time):

  • Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays – 4:30 to 6:00pm on HHS Grass Field;
  • Wednesdays, Fridays – 3:30 to 5:00pm on HHS Grass Field.

The current Jr. Varsity Game Schedule is posted on the ‘Jr. Varsity’ page.

Varsity

The Varsity day-to-day schedule is posted on the ‘Varsity’ page.

The current Varsity Game schedule is posted on the ‘Varsity’ page.

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August 25 – Player/Parent/Coach Meeting Wednesday Evening

August 25, 2015

Please note that the all-Player/Parent/Coach meeting is scheduled for Wednesday 8/26 – at 7:00pm in the Hanover High Cafeteria. This will be an opportunity to meet coaches, other parents and to learn more about the soccer program at Hanover High. Athletic Director Mike Jackson will be on hand for a short presentation; and . . . uniform distribution will occur at the meeting. Be there if you want your favorite number. Please note that players will need to purchase their own uniform socks: Reserve $7 (One Pair); Jr. Varsity $17 (Two Pairs); Varsity $17 (Two Pairs). Cash or checks made out to ‘Doug Kennedy’ please.

Cross-training drill.

Cross-training drill.

August 22 – Camp Merriwood Trip

August 22, 2015

The Jr. Varsity and Varsity teams will be leaving for an overnight trip to Camp Merriwood in Orford, NH mid-day on Sunday 8/23 – to return mid-day Monday. Here’s what you need to know:

  • We’ll meet at the front parking lot at HHS on Sunday at 12:30pm for car-pooling to the camp. Parent drivers will handle the shuttle service – don’t be late. Meals at camp will include: Sunday Dinner; Monday Breakfast; Monday Lunch;
  • What you need – Swimming Gear; Sleeping Bag; Casual Clothes (keep in mind it may get cool during the evening); Sleeping Bag; Personal items.
  • Electronics – no phone use will be permitted while at camp. If I catch you using your phone – I will confiscate. You may bring electronics to provide music (or other sounds) to accompany your talent.
  • Yogo Mat – we will be doing a ‘Recovery Yoga’ session on Monday morning – if you own a yoga mat – please bring it along.
  • Your Talent – all will be expected to participate in the annual Talent Show – in addition to the routines typically performed by groups – we’d like to see any other individual talent you may possess – juggling, etc. – be brave, show us what you can do.
  • A school bus will pick us up at Merriwood immediately after lunch on Monday. Keep in mind that we will arrive back at HHS at approximately 1:45pm – both teams need to report to the fields by 2:45pm for 3:30pm scrimmages vs. Essex. If you don’t live near the school – you may need to have your soccer gear along with you for the trip.

Questions – dkennedy@dougkennedyadvisors.com

Merriwood

August 21 – Pre-Season Week 2 Schedules

August 21, 2015

Pre-season Week 2 schedules for each of the three teams are included below. As always, be alert as change is possible:

Reserve:

Reserve Wk 2 8-21-15

Jr. Varsity

JrVarsity Wk 2 8-21-15

Varsity

Varsity Wk 2 8-21-15

August 20 – Final Team Groupings & Schedule Updates

August 20, 2015

Tryouts have been tough and competitive – it’s clear that many players have worked hard to be considered for the Varsity team. As always, there just aren’t enough spots for all those who deserve it. We clearly have Jr. Varsity and Varsity teams that will be strong and highly competitive, and the coaches can’t wait to get going:

  • Coach Kennedy will be at the grass field today from 3:45 to 4:30pm to talk to any Jr. Varsity player interested in getting feedback. You are encouraged to take this opportunity.
  • Reserve team practices today from 5:00 to 6:30pm at Huntley Meadow.
  • Both the Varsity and Jr. Varsity will train today (Thur 8/20) from 5:00 to 6:30pm at the HHS Grass Field.
  • Jr. Varsity will train from 8:30 to 9:30am Friday 8/21 – on the Grass Field.
  • Varsity will train from 8:30 to 9:30am Friday 8/21 – on the Turf Field.
  • Jr. Varsity & Varsity will meet at 1:45pm tomorrow (Fri 8/21) for the bus ride to St. Johnsbury Academy, where the teams will participate in simultaneous scrimmages – game time is 4:00pm on the St. Johnsbury Academy campus.
  • Varsity will meet for a team run on Saturday (8/22) at 9:30am – at the Grass Field – we’ll be done by 10:30am.
  • Look for Week 2 Schedules for all teams here in the near future.
  • Look for details regarding the Varsity/Jr. Varsity Camp Merriwood trip here very soon.

The Groupings:

Varsity

Sylvie Alexander

Sophie Miles

Ruby Spitz

Mindy Wu

Meredith Ferneau

Mahler Meyerrose

Maddie Lyons

LilyDahn Stewart

Kelly Brigham

Julie Callendrella

J-J Taube

Freja Sturup

Emma Riccardi

Emily Callendrella

Ella Williams

Eliza Laycock

Clare Gardner

Cate Wagner

Carly Craft

Anna Dickson

Amelia Lubrano

Jr. Varsity

Aisling Kelly

Amelia Roth

Andrea Gilardi

Bryn Kable

Casey Nichols

Greta Bolinger

Isable Loftus

Iva Wich

Lainie Tayler

Maeve Goodrich

Marion Miller

Mia Gilardi-Dalquist

Rose Sperry

Sara Kleber

Sarah Bebeau

Sylvia Penfield

August 19 (Again) – Alumnae Return to Winning Ways – Take Down Ders/Vers 3-2

August 19, 2015

In one of the highest quality Alum games in recent years, a strong Alumnae & Friends team managed to eke out a 3-2 victory over the current girls. The Alums included a broad age spectrum, with contributions from all. Although they ended up on the short end of the sheet, the current HHS girls showed real promise; given the presence of a number of new faces.

Alums Feeling Good About Themselves

Alums Feeling Good About Themselves

August 19 – 1st Round of Player Groupings & Schedule Notes

August 19, 2015

The coaches faced a number of tough choices this morning. Tryout play has been tough, competitive and fully in the a spirit of good sportsmanship. Players have been grouped below as: 1) Reserve Team; or 2) One of two Varsity/Jr. Varsity groupings ( Ders & Vers ). I’m particularly pleased that every player that tried out has the potential move up through the program – given some hard work and a bit of patience. I look forward to working with all of you, both this fall and in seasons to come.

Schedule Notes:

  • Coach Kennedy will be at the HHS Grass Field today from 3:30 to 4:15pm to talk to any player named to the Reserve team. This is an opportunity to get feedback on your play during the tryouts.
  • The Reserve Team will train from 4:30 to 6:00pm this evening (Wed 8/19) on the HHS Grass Field.
  • The Reserve Team will train from 5:00 to 6:30pm on Thurs evening (8/20) – at HUNTLEY MEADOW, NORWICH.
  • The Reserve Team will be off on Friday 8/21. Schedule for next week will be published here very soon.
  • The Ders and Vers will report to the HHS Turf Field at 5:15 this afternoon for instructions and warm-ups; to be followed by scrimmage with HHS Alumnae & Friends. Uniform for Scrimmage is: White Shirt; Black Shorts; White Socks. Ders will play the first half – Vers the second. Game time is approx. 6:00pm.
  • All Ders and Vers will do an overnight at Camp Merriwood in Orford, New Hampshire on the evening of Sunday 8/23. We’ll leave from the HHS front parking lot at 12:45pm and return early Monday (8/24) afternoon – additional details forthcoming.

The Groupings

Reserve Team

Anika Jain

Kathryn Mulligan

Natalie Gold

Maia Reynolds

Aimee Vollman

Hallie Scarbrough

Helena Whitcomb

Clara Boland

Dorie Psomas

Evelyn Chambers

Celina Barton

Hope Norman

Julia Golder

Cade Salzano

Silke Milliman

Katelyn Hurd

Ders

Sylvia Penfield

Sarah Bibeau

Mindy Wu

Amelia Roth

Rose Sperry

Carly Craft

Kelly Brigham

Amelia Lubrano

Iva Wich

Mahler Meyerrose

Aisling Kelly

Sophie Miles

Emma Riccardi

Sylvie Alexander

Cate Wagner

Andrea Gilardi

Bryn Kable

Clare Gardner

Vers

Freja Sturup

J-J Taube

Maddie Lyons

Greta Bolinger

Isabel Loftus

Casey Nichols

Lainie Taylor

Ruby Spitz

LilyDahn Stewart

Meredith Ferneau

Marion Miller

Julie Callendrella

Anna Dickson

Eliza Laycock

Emily Callendrella

Maeve Goodrich

Mia Gilardi-Dalquist

Sara Kleber

Ella Williams

August 18 – Day Three

August 18, 2015

Reminders and calendar notes:

  • All players will meet in the HHS GYM at 4:20pm this afternoon (Tues 8/18) to view a critically acclaimed cinematic presentation. Do not wear cleats in the school. We’ll start this afternoon’s session at 5:00 pm on the HHS Grass Field.
  • The all Player/Parent/Coach meeting will be held at 7:00pm on Wednesday Aug 26 in the HHS Cafeteria. This will be a good opportunity to meet coaches and other parents and to learn more about the soccer program. In addition, uniform distribution will occur immediately following the meeting.
Getting Ready

Getting Ready

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August 17 – Day Two

August 17, 2015

This morning’s crowd looked good – and is working on sharpening up skills and getting an aggressive attitude.

During the day today – Hydrate, Eat, Stay out of the Sun – take it easy. We’ll be back at it at 5:00pm on the HHS Grass Field. Keep in mind that Varsity Candidates will be running the Anaerobic Capacity test during the last part of tonight’s session.

Results for the Agility Test (run this morning) are posted on the ‘Pre-Season ’15’ page.

See you later . . . .


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